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Yesterday only 5 monks and 2 land rights activists showed up at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for the trial of 3 defrocked monks, including Seung Hay, accused of carrying ‘lethal weapons’ (flagpoles made of plastic). Today there were barely 50 people for the trial of 11 people, including CNRP’s Meach Sovannara and lad rights activist Pich Samnang, involved in the violent incidents which took place in November 2014 near ‘Freedom Park’.

For sure the opposition’s mojo is not in the streets anymore.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: About 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: About 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 26/03/2015: Just a few monks showed up for the trial of defrocked monk Seung Hay and 2 other defrocked monks at the Municipal Court.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 26/03/2015: Just a few monks showed up for the trial of defrocked monk Seung Hay and 2 other defrocked monks at the Municipal Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: About 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: About 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: About 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: About 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: Skinny cat minds his business while about 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/03/2015: Skinny cat minds his business while about 50 people, some holding photographs of the defendants, showed up at the Municipal Court to support 11 people, including CNRP member Meach Sovannara and land rights activist Pich Samnang, arrested in relation with the incidents at Freedom Park of Nov. 2014.

Today is ‘World water Day’. There isn’t that much of water on this planet. It is precious.

Time to revisit my story ‘Waters of Sahel’, probably my first ‘real’ story, shot between 1985 and 1987, but still relevant.

Follows is a short sample of 16. You can see the whole story HERE.

BURKINA FASO. Tin Akoff. 6/03/1985: Filling guerbas with water at a pond close to the malian border.

BURKINA FASO. Tin Akoff. 6/03/1985: Filling guerbas with water at a pond close to the malian border.

NIGER. Toula. 07/12/1985: Rice harvest in an irrigated perimeter along the Niger river.

NIGER. Toula. 07/12/1985: Rice harvest in an irrigated perimeter along the Niger river.

NIGER. Tillabery. 8/12/1985: Water level of the Niger stream.

NIGER. Tillabery. 8/12/1985: Water level of the Niger stream.

NIGER. Koungo Kore. 14/12/1985: Millet storage rooms.

NIGER. Koungo Kore. 14/12/1985: Millet storage rooms.

MALI. Tondiby. 19/12/1985: Members of a cooperative working on a plot of irrigated land.

MALI. Tondiby. 19/12/1985: Members of a cooperative working on a plot of irrigated land.

MALI. Taboye. 21/12/1985: Games.

MALI. Taboye. 21/12/1985: Games.

MALi. Bandiagara (Dogon country). 30/12/1985: Peasant watering his vegetable garden with water from an open well.

MALi. Bandiagara (Dogon country). 30/12/1985: Peasant watering his vegetable garden with water from an open well.

MAURETANIA. Djigieni. 19/09/1986: Women at water well.

MAURETANIA. Djigieni. 19/09/1986: Women at water well.

NIGER. Tamaske. 21/01/1987: Women of a village participating in a program to stabilise the terrain, reduce soil erosion and improve water infiltration that will better the groundwater levels.

NIGER. Tamaske. 21/01/1987: Women of a village participating in a program to stabilise the terrain, reduce soil erosion and improve water infiltration that will better the groundwater levels.

NIGER. Goube. 27/01/1987: Way of transporting the water jars.

NIGER. Goube. 27/01/1987: Way of transporting the water jars.

MALI. Tondiby. 3/02/1987: Replanting rice in the irrigated perimeters of a cooperative managing a potential of 30ha.

MALI. Tondiby. 3/02/1987: Replanting rice in the irrigated perimeters of a cooperative managing a potential of 30ha.

MALI. Tondiby. 3/02/1987: Cutting the straw of a previous rice harvest on an irrigated plot of land run by a cooperative.

MALI. Tondiby. 3/02/1987: Cutting the straw of a previous rice harvest on an irrigated plot of land run by a cooperative.

MALI. Aguelhok. 8/02/1987: Women being assigned as communal pump guards.

MALI. Aguelhok. 8/02/1987: Women being assigned as communal pump guards.

MALI. Gao. 13/02/1987: Man drinking water from well.

MALI. Gao. 13/02/1987: Man drinking water from well.

MALI. Menaka. 24/02/1987: Crowd dancing during official visit of president Moussa Traore to Touareg area.

MALI. Menaka. 24/02/1987: Crowd dancing during official visit of president Moussa Traore to Touareg area.

MALI. Tin Fadimata. 2/03/1987: Cleaning of a well in unstable terrain. The walls will be reinforced by corrugated iron sheets.

MALI. Tin Fadimata. 2/03/1987: Cleaning of a well in unstable terrain. The walls will be reinforced by corrugated iron sheets.

Michelle Obama is in Siem Reap. I stayed in Phnom Penh but didn’t watch ‘Cinderella’.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Spot where employees from Aeon mall have to stop and greet before entering the public area.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Spot where employees from Aeon mall have to stop and greet before entering the public area.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: A family takes a rest at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: A family takes a rest at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: An engineer consults instructions for a machine at a gaming arcade at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: An engineer consults instructions for a machine at a gaming arcade at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Father and son at the ice rink at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Father and son at the ice rink at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Cinderellas being photographed at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Cinderellas being photographed at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: A boy received tickets from his father to play games at the arcade at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: A boy received tickets from his father to play games at the arcade at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Cinderella's shoe at the cinema complex of the Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Cinderella's shoe at the cinema complex of the Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Taking a rest at Aeon mall.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 21/03/2015: Taking a rest at Aeon mall.

Desperate as they are to make their voice heard and have those women from their community, jailed for 1 year after a land issue demonstration, liberated as soon as possible, the members from the Boeung Kak and the Borei Keila communities held a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy to seek support from First Lady Michelle Obama who is scheduled to visit Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 17/03/2015: On the occasion of First Lady Michelle Obama visiting Cambodia on March 21st and 22nd, representatives from various communities in Phnom Penh, together with their children, gather in front of the U.S. Embassy to request the liberation of their members who were arrested and sentenced to 1 year in jail during a land issue protest.

I have been photographing the development of Koh Pich Island, where families providing vegetables for the city of Phnom Penh were evicted from, since 2009. Those, and photographs of other development sites in Phnom Penh where people were evicted from can be found HERE
The ‘Development Landscapes’ is also featured in ‘Quest for Land’, an application for the iPad, an in-depth report on land issues in Cambodia since 2000. It can be found on iTunes HERE.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 12/03/2015: Development landscapes on Koh Pich (Diamond Island).

About 500 activists and supporters held a demonstration on International Women’s Rights Day to request the release of land rights activists imprisoned following protests in late 2014. The demonstration started at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, recently relegated to the dusty outskirts of Phnom Penh, and marched to the Prey Sar prison. Two coffins loaded on a tuk-tuk preceding the marchers were confiscated for rather obscure reasons by the police.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate in front of the Ministry of Women's Affairs on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Bov Sor Pea, land rights activist, negotiates with the police during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Bov Sor Pea, land rights activist, negotiates with the police during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate during a march from the Ministry of Women's Affairs to Prey Sar Prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Keo Somaly, activist monk, photographs activists demonstrating near Prey Sar prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Keo Somaly, activist monk, photographs activists demonstrating near Prey Sar prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate near Prey Sar prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate near Prey Sar prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate near Prey Sar prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/03/2015: Activists demonstrate near Prey Sar prison on International Women's Day to request the liberation of the land rights activists who were imprisoned following a demonstration in late 2014.

March 8th is International Women’s Day…

Here is to the Cambodian grassroots activist women, those who are rattling at the locks of power…

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 10/10/2013: Protesters from communities which were evicted or which are under threat of being evicted in front of a police blockade preventing them from reaching the Municipality building when celebrating World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 10/10/2013: Protesters from communities which were evicted or which are under threat of being evicted in front of a police blockade preventing them from reaching the Municipality building when celebrating World Habitat Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/06/2013: Tep Vanny, Community Representative, and members of the Boeung Kak Lake community are being pushed back by riot police when demonstrating for the release of Yorm Bopha, land issues activist, condemned to 2 years of imprisonment for allegedly having assaulted and injured moto taxi drivers, Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, in front of the Royal Palace on the Queen Mother's birthday.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 18/06/2013: Tep Vanny, Community Representative, and members of the Boeung Kak Lake community are being pushed back by riot police when demonstrating for the release of Yorm Bopha, land issues activist, condemned to 2 years of imprisonment for allegedly having assaulted and injured moto taxi drivers, Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, in front of the Royal Palace on the Queen Mother's birthday.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/01/2014: Tep Vanny, Land Rights Activist and Boeung Kak lake representative, on the second day of a ceremony organised by the Boeung Kak lake community with over 200 monks to commemorate 4 garment workers who were killed during the violent military crackdown of January 3rd on striking workers.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/01/2014: Tep Vanny, Land Rights Activist and Boeung Kak lake representative, on the second day of a ceremony organised by the Boeung Kak lake community with over 200 monks to commemorate 4 garment workers who were killed during the violent military crackdown of January 3rd on striking workers.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 28/03/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, together with various communities from Phnom Penh pray in front of the Royal Palace, requesting the liberation of 21 people jailed during the violent crackdown on striking workers from January 2nd and 3rd.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 28/03/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, together with various communities from Phnom Penh pray in front of the Royal Palace, requesting the liberation of 21 people jailed during the violent crackdown on striking workers from January 2nd and 3rd.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 4/04/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist, being contained by riot police when supporters of Vorn Pov, union leader jailed during the early january crackdown by the army of a worker's strike, demonstrate at the municipal court during a bail request hearing.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 4/04/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist, being contained by riot police when supporters of Vorn Pov, union leader jailed during the early january crackdown by the army of a worker's strike, demonstrate at the municipal court during a bail request hearing.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/05/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, at a demonstration with dead chicken used for a cursing ceremony near the Phnom Penh Municipality Court during the trial of 23 workers and union leaders arrested during the violent crackdown on striking workers which resulted in 6 strikers killed on January 3rd.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/05/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, at a demonstration with dead chicken used for a cursing ceremony near the Phnom Penh Municipality Court during the trial of 23 workers and union leaders arrested during the violent crackdown on striking workers which resulted in 6 strikers killed on January 3rd.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/05/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist and former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, at a demonstration near the Phnom Penh Municipality Court during the trial of 23 workers and union leaders arrested during the violent crackdown on striking workers which resulted in 6 strikers killed on January 3rd.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 20/05/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist and former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, at a demonstration near the Phnom Penh Municipality Court during the trial of 23 workers and union leaders arrested during the violent crackdown on striking workers which resulted in 6 strikers killed on January 3rd.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/05/2014: 'Mamy' and Yorm Bopha, land rights activists from the Boeung Kak lake community, protest in front of the police barricade sealing off the access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the 5th day of a trial for 23 workers, activists and union leaders arrested during the military crackdown on striking workers on January 2nd and 3rd.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/05/2014: 'Mamy' and Yorm Bopha, land rights activists from the Boeung Kak lake community, protest in front of the police barricade sealing off the access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on the 5th day of a trial for 23 workers, activists and union leaders arrested during the military crackdown on striking workers on January 2nd and 3rd.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/02/2014: Tep Vanny, Land Rights Activist and other Boeung Kak lake representatives organise a press conference about the land issue they have since 2007, when a development company was granted a 99-year concession to Boeung Kak lake and evicted 3000 families in the process.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/02/2014: Tep Vanny, Land Rights Activist and other Boeung Kak lake representatives organise a press conference about the land issue they have since 2007, when a development company was granted a 99-year concession to Boeung Kak lake and evicted 3000 families in the process.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 5/03/2014: Members from the former Boeung Kak Lake are arrested in front of City Hall while waiting for a group of land rights activists who plan to deliver an invitation to a ceremony for Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 5/03/2014: Members from the former Boeung Kak Lake are arrested in front of City Hall while waiting for a group of land rights activists who plan to deliver an invitation to a ceremony for Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 27/03/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist, and evicted communities from Boeung Kak, Borei Keila and Thmor Koul hold a sit-in in front of the E.U. delegation in Phnom Penh to hand over a petition.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh 27/03/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist, and evicted communities from Boeung Kak, Borei Keila and Thmor Koul hold a sit-in in front of the E.U. delegation in Phnom Penh to hand over a petition.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/07/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, addressing Boeung Kak lake residents, supported by other communities, demonstrating in front of the Anti Corruption Unit to demand a resolution to their land issue, an investigation on Lao Mengkhim, owner of the company which evicted 3000 families from Boeung Kak lake, Kep Chuktema, former Phnom Penh Governor, and Pa Socheatvong, leader of the Phnom Penh Security Guards.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/07/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, addressing Boeung Kak lake residents, supported by other communities, demonstrating in front of the Anti Corruption Unit to demand a resolution to their land issue, an investigation on Lao Mengkhim, owner of the company which evicted 3000 families from Boeung Kak lake, Kep Chuktema, former Phnom Penh Governor, and Pa Socheatvong, leader of the Phnom Penh Security Guards.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/07/2014: Chan Puthisak, land rights activist who spent several month in jail after the military crackdown on striking workers, Tep Vanny, land rights activist, and Boeung Kak lake residents, supported by other communities, demonstrating in front of the Anti Corruption Unit to demand a resolution to their land issue, an investigation on Lao Mengkhim, owner of the company which evicted 3000 families from Boeung Kak lake, Kep Chuktema, former Phnom Penh Governor, and Pa Socheatvong, leader of the Phnom Penh Security Guards.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 7/07/2014: Chan Puthisak, land rights activist who spent several month in jail after the military crackdown on striking workers, Tep Vanny, land rights activist, and Boeung Kak lake residents, supported by other communities, demonstrating in front of the Anti Corruption Unit to demand a resolution to their land issue, an investigation on Lao Mengkhim, owner of the company which evicted 3000 families from Boeung Kak lake, Kep Chuktema, former Phnom Penh Governor, and Pa Socheatvong, leader of the Phnom Penh Security Guards.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/08/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist, and former residents of Boeung Kak, supported by members of the evicted Borei Keila community are prevented from reaching the National Assembly by the police.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 27/08/2014: Yorm Bopha, land rights activist, and former residents of Boeung Kak, supported by members of the evicted Borei Keila community are prevented from reaching the National Assembly by the police.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 29/09/2014: Boeung Kak lake residents with rice wasted by floodwater during a protest in front of City Hall. 24 hours after a heavy rainfall, the area of Boeung Kak lake was still flooded. These floods occur more frequently and are more severe since a developlment company, having obtained a 99 year lease from the municipality in 2007, filled the lake with sand.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 29/09/2014: Boeung Kak lake residents with rice wasted by floodwater during a protest in front of City Hall. 24 hours after a heavy rainfall, the area of Boeung Kak lake was still flooded. These floods occur more frequently and are more severe since a developlment company, having obtained a 99 year lease from the municipality in 2007, filled the lake with sand.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Nget Khun ('Mamy'), land rights activist and members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Nget Khun ('Mamy'), land rights activist and members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, and members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 8/03/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, and members from Boeung Kak lake and Borei Keila, joined by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) are prevented by riot police to march to the Ministry of Women's Affairs to deliver a petition on International Women's Day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/07/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, and about 200 members from the Khmer Youth Movement, joined by other civil society groups, demonstrating near the Vietnamese embassy to protest what they consider the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 8/07/2014: Tep Vanny, land rights activist, and about 200 members from the Khmer Youth Movement, joined by other civil society groups, demonstrating near the Vietnamese embassy to protest what they consider the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 29/08/2014: Police arresting Tep Vanny and 3 land rights activists from Boeung Kak lake who came to support villagers from Banteay Meanchey, Svay Rieng and Pailin entangled in land issues and who were hosted at the Wat Chas pagoda in the capital. They were prevented to leave the pagoda by security forces and riot police units when they tried to march to Prime Minister Hun Sen's house.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 29/08/2014: Police arresting Tep Vanny and 3 land rights activists from Boeung Kak lake who came to support villagers from Banteay Meanchey, Svay Rieng and Pailin entangled in land issues and who were hosted at the Wat Chas pagoda in the capital. They were prevented to leave the pagoda by security forces and riot police units when they tried to march to Prime Minister Hun Sen's house.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 14/11/2014: Following a wave of arrests and jail sentences of activist monks and land rights activists, some 800 people gathered in front of the National Assembly to request the release of those sentenced to jail.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 14/11/2014: Following a wave of arrests and jail sentences of activist monks and land rights activists, some 800 people gathered in front of the National Assembly to request the release of those sentenced to jail.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/01/2015: Phan Chunreth, a land rights activists who was arrested mid-november during a land issue protest and sentenced to 1 year in jail greets supporters gathered outside the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/01/2015: Phan Chunreth, a land rights activists who was arrested mid-november during a land issue protest and sentenced to 1 year in jail greets supporters gathered outside the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/01/2015: Po Chorvy, land rights activist who was arrested mid-november during a land issue protest and sentenced to 1 year in jail greets supporters ggathered outside the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/01/2015: Po Chorvy, land rights activist who was arrested mid-november during a land issue protest and sentenced to 1 year in jail greets supporters ggathered outside the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/01/2015: Tep Vanny, land rights activist who was arrested mid-november during a land issue protest and sentenced to 1 year in jail at the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 22/01/2015: Tep Vanny, land rights activist who was arrested mid-november during a land issue protest and sentenced to 1 year in jail at the Appeals Court.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 24/01/2015: Tep Vanny and Kong Chantha, two of the land rights activists, arrested early November during a protest related to a land issue, being brought back to Prey Sar prison after having appeared in front of the Appeals Court to see their 1 year sentence upheld, reduced to 10 months for Kong Chantha.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 24/01/2015: Tep Vanny and Kong Chantha, two of the land rights activists, arrested early November during a protest related to a land issue, being brought back to Prey Sar prison after having appeared in front of the Appeals Court to see their 1 year sentence upheld, reduced to 10 months for Kong Chantha.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 24/01/2015: Nget Khun, one of the land rights activists arrested early November during a protest related to a land issue, in the van which will take her back to Prey Sar prison after having appeared in front of the Appeals Court to see their sentence upheld, but reduced to 6 months instead of 1 year.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 24/01/2015: Nget Khun, one of the land rights activists arrested early November during a protest related to a land issue, in the van which will take her back to Prey Sar prison after having appeared in front of the Appeals Court to see their sentence upheld, but reduced to 6 months instead of 1 year.

One month in Brussels reveals never edited and never scanned photographs. Here is a set of 20 better ones.

And in light of the recent World Press controversy, I herewith certify I am old fashioned when it comes to setting up or staging photographs: I didn’t do it and I still don’t…

BELGIUM. Brussels. 10/11/1979: Mr. Muscle contest.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 10/11/1979: Mr. Muscle contest.

BELGIUM. St Genesius Rhode. 19/09/1979: Technical support team for an amateur race ahead of the arrival of Paris-Brussels bicycle race.

BELGIUM. St Genesius Rhode. 19/09/1979: Technical support team for an amateur race ahead of the arrival of Paris-Brussels bicycle race.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 24/07/1979: Shop.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 24/07/1979: Shop.

BELGIUM, Blankenberge. 29/07/1979:

BELGIUM, Blankenberge. 29/07/1979:

BELGIUM, Brussels. 2/09/1979: Parade.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 2/09/1979: Parade.

BELGIUM. Wieze. 14/10/1979: Majorettes at beer festival.

BELGIUM. Wieze. 14/10/1979: Majorettes at beer festival.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 24/12/1979: In a night club on Christmas Eve.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 24/12/1979: In a night club on Christmas Eve.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 24/12/1979: Dancing on Christmas Eve.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 24/12/1979: Dancing on Christmas Eve.

BELGIUM. Beloeuil. 13/07/1980: Rainy parade.

BELGIUM. Beloeuil. 13/07/1980: Rainy parade.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 13/09/1980: Giant's procession.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 13/09/1980: Giant's procession.

BELGIUM, Awans (Liège). 4/10/1980: Dog races.

BELGIUM, Awans (Liège). 4/10/1980: Dog races.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 06/09/1981: Folk group at Meiboom street festival.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 06/09/1981: Folk group at Meiboom street festival.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 24/03/1984: TV shop.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 24/03/1984: TV shop.

BELGIUM, Antwerpen. 8/04/1984: Docker.

BELGIUM, Antwerpen. 8/04/1984: Docker.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 28/09/1984: Police arresting activist demonstrating against the presence of Mr Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the right-wing Front National on a support visit to a belgian right-wing party.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 28/09/1984: Police arresting activist demonstrating against the presence of Mr Jean-Marie Le Pen, leader of the right-wing Front National on a support visit to a belgian right-wing party.

BELGIUM, Kapelle Op Den Bos. 7/10/1985: Cyclo cross race.

BELGIUM, Kapelle Op Den Bos. 7/10/1985: Cyclo cross race.

BELGIUM, Gent. 23/11/1984: 'Zes Daagse' indoor bicycle race.

BELGIUM, Gent. 23/11/1984: 'Zes Daagse' indoor bicycle race.

BELGIUM. Leuven. 17/05/1985: Flemish nationalist requesting amnesty for WW11 collaboration, waiting for the arrival of Pope John Paul II.

BELGIUM. Leuven. 17/05/1985: Flemish nationalist requesting amnesty for WW11 collaboration, waiting for the arrival of Pope John Paul II.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 21/05/85. Waiting for the arrival of Pope John Paul II.

BELGIUM. Brussels. 21/05/85. Waiting for the arrival of Pope John Paul II.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 20/09/1985: Going to a friend's wedding.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 20/09/1985: Going to a friend's wedding.